Weekly Parent Email for the Week of:

October 23rd – 27th


Happy Friday Silverton Middle School Parents and Families!

SMS Information:

New Information~

The district has received word that the closure of Steelhammer is going to continue through Tuesday, and potentially longer depending on the rain and how much it delays construction. Please also note that students who arrive late because of busing issues will not be marked tardy and will still be able to access breakfast once they arrive.

Original Memo: The district was notified that major portions of Steelhammer Road will be closed next week due to paving. If your student rides the bus and their pick up and drop off location runs along Steelhammer Road between Oak and Reserve Streets, please be advised that the bus stop has been moved for this week only and will occur at Reserve Street and Tillicum Drive. This change may also impact the pick up and drop off times of other students riding these busses. Please see the attached memo for more information. As a final reminder, Monday’s drop off times listed in the memo will be two hours earlier since Monday, Oct. 16 is an Early Release Day.

Our Fall Silverton Sweatshirt and Sweatpants order placing is in full swing.  Your student can pick up an order forms in the library, office or you can print the two order forms that are attached.  The final day to place your order is November 14th.  Apparel should be delivered to the school by December 12th. Please make checks payable to: Silverton Middle School.

SMS Costume Guidelines for October 31st.  Students will need to follow the school dress code, we want this to be a fun day, so please make sure your student(s) follow the guidelines listed below.  This is an optional dress-up day, it is not mandatory.  If students do not follow the guidelines that are in place, they will be asked to change.  Please see the attachments that explain the costume guidelines and costume contest that is taking place.

  1. No masks
  2. No face painting
  3. No stand-alone accessories
  4. No dangerous props
  5. No satanic symbols
  6. No weapons (toy guns, knives, bats, etc.)
  7. No gang related clothing or symbols
  8. Nothing too distracting – this is up to the teachers
  9. No switching costumes or props

Attention SMS families who are members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty or are full-time National Guard.  We have a new office information document that we need you to fill and return to us. Please see the attached document and let us know if you have any questions about it.

Wyldlife meets Saturday, October 21st from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Mark Twain gym.  Wyldlife is for 6th-8th graders, so come and bring your friends!

Our lost and found is overflowing with items that belong to your children. Please remind them to stop by the cafeteria to look for their belongings.  We will be donating to local charities in November.


ASAP (After School Activities Program) is on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and SMS students will ride Bus #15 to the Immanuel Lutheran Church which is located at 303 N. Church St., 3-6pm.    Wednesday’s SMS students will stay at SMS, 3-4:30pm.

All 7th graders are required to have the 6th in the series of the TDAP booster.  Please have your child get their booster prior to January 15th, as we need time to process the documentation before Exclusion Day.  Contact your personal care provider to get information about your child’s immunization records.

Mark your calendars….Fall Conferences will be the evening of November 20th and all day on November 21st.  More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

The SMS Parent Club is selling Falcon T-shirts for $10.  You can send your student with cash or a check made out to Silver Fox Foundation.


Sports Center:

The Silverton Mat Club is gearing up for a new season!   Sign-ups are on Monday, October 23rd  and Tuesday, October 24th at Silverton High School in the Mat room, between 5:30-7pm.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

The Lady Foxes are hosting a training camp Oct. 28th for 5th– 8th grade. For $25 you get a t-shirt, a Foxes basketball, and will get in free to all home games!  Please see the attached flyer for more details.


Volleyball Games-

Monday 10/23 at SMS at 4pm

Wednesday 10/25 at SMS at 4pm


If you have a Facebook account, please “Like” the Silverton MS Falcons Athletics Facebook page to have extra access to schedules, pictures, changes and information.


Bell Schedule for the Week:

Mon, 10/23:     Regular Schedule

Tue, 10/24:      Regular Schedule

Wed, 10/25:     Regular Schedule

Thurs, 10/26:   Regular Schedule

Fri, 10/27:        Regular Schedule

Upcoming Events:

The Butte Creek Dance is coming up!  We need parent volunteers to chaperone the dance for or students to be able to attend.  Please contact Jessy Larsen to sign up to chaperone.  She can be reached at larsen_jessica@silverfalls.k12.or.us or call 503-873-5317.  School appropriate costumes are allowed, no masks.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

Where:  Butte Creek Gym

When:  Friday, October 27th

Time: 7-9pm   Please pick up promptly at 9.

Entrance Fee:  $5


Please reference our Silverton Middle School website to keep up-to-date on things happening on campus. You can click on the link to direct you to the website at http://silvertonmiddle.silverfallsschools.org.


Upcoming Calendar Items:

October 27th   Picture Re-takes 9am

October 27th   Butte Creek Dance  7-9pm

October 30th   Early Release Schedule

November 8th   East Coast Parent Meeting in Room 31

November 9th – 28th   Book Fair

November 10th  No School

November 13th  Early Release Schedule

November 20th  Parent Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm

November 21st  Parent Conferences  7:30am – 7:30pm

November 22nd -24th   No School


Have a great week!

Jennifer Wollersheim



Falcon t-shirt $10.jpg
Lady Foxes Basketball Camp.pdf
Lunch Menu Oct 2017.pdf
Military Connected Form for Parents.docx
Silverton Mat Club 2017 School Flyer.docx
Butte Creek Dance 10.27.pdf
Fall sweatpant information sheet 2017.doc
Fall sweatshirt information sheet 2017.doc
Info sheet for Sweatshirts.docx
Costume specs.pdf